In the final part of our series looking at the strategies businesses are using to engage with developers (B2D), we summarize three Developer Experience (DX) models from Brian Koles (ChallengePost), Pamela Fox (Khan Academy), and Ronnie Mitra (Layer 7).
Californian startup Espresso Logic has been given $1.6 million by investors who believe the backend service provider can create the “executable napkin”. Espresso Logic also promises to make using SQL databases as simple as NoSQL, CEO R. Paul Singh told ProgrammableWeb after the funding announcement.
Last week, the social posting site Buffer had both their database of access tokens and their OAuth client secrets compromised by attacks on Github and MongoDB. Buffer uses Github to store their client_secret in source code and MongoDB to store their access tokens.
There’s more than meets the eye to October’s successful attack on Buffer. Due to the significant legal and financial risks alone, the incident involving identity theft should serve as a wake-up call to end-users, Web developers, and API providers that not enough is being done to secure the Web.
Organizers and keynote presenters encouraged participants and speakers to share stories around API failures and to focus on error messaging when improving the developer experience, at the start of the 2-day API Strategy and Practice conference in San Francisco being held today and tomorrow.
The new Leanpub API helps authors publish their own work in ebook format and provides instant access to sales data.
Leanpub is an online marketplace that enables writer’s to sell their ebooks in a variety of formats. Writers receive a 90% royalty (minus 50 cents) off each sale and are not prohibited from simulataneously selling their book on other marketplaces like Amazon. Unique to LeanPub, writers – particularly for computer programming books – are encouraged to publish works-in-progress and pivot their text based on reader feedback until they create a viable book product.
To do this, Leanpub provides an editing language and self-publishing workflow that allows writers to submit their work and convert the material into several formats including PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The Leanpub API allows authors to manage their workflow direct from their preferred editor.
This week we had 53 new APIs added to our API directory including an application development platform for GM vehicles, browser testing service, real-time data from Google Analytics, location-based analytics service and cloud application extension service. In addition we covered a managed video platform. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Cambridge Journals Online started a beta version of its first API that grants access to research data contained in its vast database. Dropbox made changes to its API that may be problematic for those using sync features. Plus: KidoZen Releases Enterprise Systems APIs, Embed and Annotate Maps with OS OpenSpace API, and 15 new APIs.
NFLData releases gridiron API. Canonical prepares to take aim with Ubuntu smartphone in 2014, releases API now. Plus: Samsung launches its own dev conference, Google TV update will include Google Cast API, and 3 new APIs.
The new Public Insight Network API from American Public Media aims to help journalists and media outlets more easily connect with community sources when drafting news content based on local issues.